Michigan State Police hope to solve rapes in Metro Detroit more quickly when they open a lab to handle rape kits this summer.
The Wayne County Prosecutor’s office is into the second phase of a federally funded project focused on untested rape kits discovered in the former Detroit Police crime lab.
More than 1,000 once-forgotten rape kits that were part of a trove found in a Detroit police property storage facility are expected to be reviewed and possibly tested for DNA in crimes dating to the 1980s.
The “Detroit Peoples Task Force” is speaking out against City Council’s funding of Prosecutor Kym Worthy’s review of Detroit Crime Lab cases.
A group of protestors rallied outside Congressman John Conyers’ office in downtown Detroit.
The cleanup of chemicals in the now-closed Detroit crime lab has been completed, said Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is calling for a State Police or other independent investigation into why evidence was left at the now-closed Detroit Crime Lab.
The Michigan State Police is backing away from plans to putting a fully operational crime lab in the new Detroit Police Headquarters.